A termite bond is like insurance. However, instead of being sold by an insurance company, the termite bond comes directly from your pest control company.
Terms vary, but there is a key policy to keep an eye out for. All termite bonds guarantee the company’s work. This means that if reinfestation occurs after treatment, the company will come out and retreat for free.
However, some companies take things a step further. Not only do they cover retreatment, but also damages caused to the building because of the reinfestation.
For homeowners, this demonstrates the company’s high level of confidence in its work. Plus, they can rest easy knowing they won’t be stuck with paying for several thousand dollars worth of structural damage after a professional supposedly rid their home of these pests.
Psst! Buckaroo is one of the few companies that take their termite bond to this level!
If the colony is small, it’s even possible that Borax can be an effective method for combatting the infestation.
Unfortunately, by the time you notice signs of termite activity, the colony is rarely small. Termites live in the walls or underground and are masters at keeping themselves hidden.
Often, you won’t notice an infestation until the termites send out a swarm to start a new nest. This means that the colony is mature and there are already thousands, if not millions, of termites crawling around on your property.
Getting them all to eat a little Borax is about as simple as putting socks on a rooster. It’s especially difficult to make sure the queen gets some because she remains tucked away underground.
In other words, using Borax for termites is kind of like dumping small pails of water on a house fire. It helps, but not enough.